Tamil Diplomat

Charge sheets filed against 5 under PTA, in the Attempted Murder case of Sumanthiran

Charge sheets are to be filed today in Colombo Special High Court, against those arrested for attempting to murder TNA MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, twice.

The TID which had arrested 5 persons in 2017 January  accusing them of planning to murder TNA  MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, later produced them in the Kilinochchi Magistrate Court.

Initially they were arrested under ordinary laws and were enlarged on bail by Jaffna High Court. Later on the report of the TID, the Attorney general decided to charge them under PTA.

It is said that the case was transferred to Colombo because the witnesses are refusing to testify in Northern province because of the threats to the witnesses if the case is conducted in Northern Province.

However, Sumanthiran had said that he cannot accept the case being filed under PTA and that he requested them not file the case under PTA, but that they have decide to file it under PTA, the matter had gone beyond his control.

Karalasingan kulendran, Kunasekaralingam Rajmathan, Murugaiah Thaventhran,Velayuthan Wijayakumar and Lewis mariyanayagam Ajanthan are the five person against whom the charge sheets are to be filed in the Colombo Special High Court.